Auto shows typically focus on new production models and forward-looking concept cars; racing usually takes a back seat. But check this out all you motorsports fans, Acura just revealed its TLX GT right here in Motown. This all-out performance machine competes in the highest level of the Pirelli World Challenge Championship. Supposedly it can go wheel-to-wheel with awe-inspiring performance cars like the Audi R8 LMS, Lamborghini Gallardo, Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911. Yeah, that’s some pretty rarified company.
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To make good on that claim the TLX GT Race Car is powered by a TWIN TURBOCHARGED 3.5-liter V6 engine, a powerplant that will also be found under the hood of regular-production TLXs though without forced-induction. Helping it grip the road like taffy to your molars it’s got all-wheel drive, though we suspect it’s NOT Acura’s production SH-AWD system. The car’s chassis also received significant attention and it’s got a boad-load aerodynamic enhancements that make it slice through the wind like the tip of an Ottoman scimitar.
Overall the Acura TLX GT was developed by HPD, the racing division of American Honda. It will be campaigned by RealTime Racing, which is supposedly the Pirelli World Challenge’s most successful team ever.
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